(September 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1950-07-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Superman, Indian Chief! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
American Indians; Native Americas

New As Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Superman, Indian Chief! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Over three hundred years ago...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Henry Meecher Judge; Shama
Synopsis
Henry Meecher claims to own all the land in Metropolis. In court, he produces a document to prove that the sale of the land by Chief Gray Wolf in 1644 was illegal. The judge rules in his favor, and Meecher sets about demanding exorbitant rents or raze the buildings. Superman travels back in time to the point of the original sale. Gray Wolf is deposed as chief, but still sells the land to the settlers. The tribe make Superman their chief and sell the land in his name. Back in the present he brings evidence to show that, in fact, HE is the legal owner of all the land in Metropolis.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Feature Films / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Gypsies of Space! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the world of tomorrow there are Gypsies, as today...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; Korath the Gypsy Chief
Synopsis
Space Gypsies, nomads who roam from world to world, are suspected of a series of thefts. Tommy and Brent infiltrate the tribe on Venus, where robberies have just occurred and the Gypsies are ordered to leave the planet. The same thing happens on other worlds, until Tommy captures the real perpetrators.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I made quite an impression on Jean by inviting her out to dinner.
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Shredded Ralston / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I could have told you, dear - we're having lobster!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Big Cats! (Table of Contents: 11)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When an actor has stage fright, the sight of an audience scares him...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; George Carey
Synopsis
Bill exposes an trainer who substitutes his animals for wild ones, and tries to defraud World Wide Insurance of $50,000.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm-- A lot of robberies -- and there's a stranger in this neighborhood...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Some Salt on Your Steel (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Short article about the importance of iron through history.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Peg / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peg, wasn't that Will's car you just got out of?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Kafloppos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gracious me! Such speed is dangerous.
Genre
humor

The Big House Balladeers! (Table of Contents: 18)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prison gates creak open...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; The Calaboose Quartet [Lucas McLuke (singing convict); Bill Sykes (singing convict); Two-Gun Muldoon (singing convict); Sad Sam (singing convict)]; Bugs Dorsey (crook)
Synopsis
A group of convicts form a singing quartet while still in prison, and upon release Greg gets them a gig singing on his radio show.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I better get to bed early...
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Dodo and the Frog Ask "How Are Your Manners Out-of-Doors?" (Table of Contents: 21)

The Dodo and the Frog / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman, Indian Chief!
    Superman
  2. 1. New As Tomorrow!
    Strange Adventures
  3. 2. Superman, Indian Chief!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Look, gang! There's a real live Indian..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Feature Films
  7. 6. The Gypsies of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. ["I made quite an impression on Jean by inviting her out to dinner."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Shredded Ralston
  10. 9. ["I could have told you, dear - we're having lobster!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  12. 11. The Big Cats!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. ["Hmm-- A lot of robberies -- and there's a stranger in this neighborhood..."]
    Casey the Cop
  15. 14. Some Salt on Your Steel
  16. 15. ["Peg, wasn't that Will's car you just got out of?"]
    Peg
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  18. 17. ["Gracious me! Such speed is dangerous."]
    Kafloppos
  19. 18. The Big House Balladeers!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  20. 19. ["I better get to bed early..."]
    Shorty
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  22. 21. The Dodo and the Frog Ask "How Are Your Manners Out-of-Doors?"
    The Dodo and the Frog
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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